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Paul's Pasta Shop

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Serves 15-20; Half Pans Available
5 Qt $40.0
Pasta Salads
Elbows with Tuna & Artichoke Hearts, Fettucini with Italian Meats & Cheese, Wagon Wheels Primavera
6 Qt $45.0
15 Qt $110.0
Chilled Pasta Sampler
Tossed Salad with 3 Dressings
Caesar Salad
Antipasto Salad
Marinated Vegetables
One Size Only
Garlic Toast Rounds w/ 3 savory spreads
Pepperoni Bread
Vegetable Pizza Roll
Assorted Sandwich Tray
3 dozen pieces of our popular cold sandwiches
30 Pc. $30.0
Garlic Knots
Garlic Bread
8 slices/loaf
Serves 15-20; Half Pans Available
Cheese Lasagna
Meat Lasagna
Vegetable Lasagna
Seafood Lasagna with Pink Sauce
20 Pc. $50.0
Cheese Manicotti
Eggplant Parmigiani over Pasta
Chicken Parmigiani over Pasta
Chicken Marsala over Pasta
Chicken Diablo over Pasta
Breaded Chicken Alfredo over Pasta
Serves 15-20; Half Pans Available. Substitute Cavatelli or Tortellini $20
Rigatoni with Our Tomato Sauce
Fettuccine Alfredo
Linguini Primavera
Fresh Vegetables, Olive Oil & Garlic
60 Pc. $70.0
Cheese with Tomato Sauce
60 Pc. $70.0
60 Pc. $110.0
Lobster Alfredo
2 Dozen $30.0
Assorted Mini Cheesecake
14 Slices $60.0
Whole Cakes
12 Slices $60.0
Assorted Desserts
2-Liter Soda
Disposable Place Settings
Serving Utensils
tongs, spatulas, spoons
Disposable Chafing Pans
If there is one thing Paul's Pasta Shop knows best, it's pasta! Not just any pasta though; this Italian restaurant has been serving fresh handmade pasta since 1988, and diners can't seem to get enough. Their passion for delicious Italian food has earned Paul's Pasta Shop a reputation as the best Italian restaurant in Groton, with several Readers' Choice Awards in Connecticut Magazine to prove it, including "Best Vegetarian" and "Best Value." The relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere and affordable pricing make Paul's Pasta Shop an ideal destination for lunch and dinner. With a constantly changing menu, you'll always have a new Italian dish to try. Their offerings also include soups, salads, and
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is right next to the water and it's outdoor seating has a great view of the water. When my friend first took me here I was overwhelmed by the lovely aroma of fresh made pasta. They have handmade pasta and make fresh batches...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bella l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Homemade and delicious food. Family owned and operated. Best pasta ive had oitside of italy. Prices are reasonable and portions are huge. We have made this a go to place to eat when in Groton area. IT IS AMAZING. Highly reccomend the meat lasagna.. to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

I was told this was the place to eat. I’m a foodie. I can tell you it’s not the place!! Fist of all the sauce it’s was t good. At all. There was way to much of it on my pasta. I knew the min...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Global191793
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Not sure why everyone claims this place is so amazing, after hearing everyone’s great comments about this place I had to try it I love pasta! I love the idea how everything is hand crafted but the sauces are just original and plain. I got...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Shawna0820
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Since we were staying in Groton we felt compelled to dine at the popular Paul’s Pasta Shop. There are no reservations taken so we turned up at 6pm on a Friday night but still ended up having to wait around 25 minutes for a table...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely the best Italian food.very welcoming staff and fast friendly service. Heard about this place hundreds of miles away and couldn't pass up an opportunity to dine here. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends and family

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We were in town for a week and this is the one place we made a second visit to. Excellent food, great prices, wonderful staff! Great place to have a traditional Italian meal! AND the canoli's are the best!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nikkiebbett
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I have never had a bad meal here. Love it in the summer when you get an outside table and watch the boats go by! My favorite is the Breaded Chicken Alfredo and hubby loves the lasagna. I always get the large portion so I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NanaNancy07
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

What a GEM of a place. Located in an old storefront. Homemade italian pasta, huge servings, could order half portions, still enough to take home. Seating inside or out on deck overlooking Thames River. Not a fancy place, very casual, a few parking spots behind...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DianeC575
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Watch the pasta being made while waiting for a table. This is authentic and very worthwhile. I ordered the Eggplant Parmigiana and our waitress asked me, "large or small?" When I asked about the portions, she cheerfully answered that large is 1/2 lb of pasta...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Response from S801WZpaulf | Property representative |
We have gluten free penne pasta. Our gluten free sauces are tomato, ragu, clam sauce, and pesto.
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